Last post on Sep 15, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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Subaru Forester, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jeep Liberty, Ford Escape, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Saturn VUE, SUV
#4913 of 4943 Re: 2009 Grand Vitara tidbits [rsholland]
Jul 30, 2008 (1:06 pm)
The engine should be a nice upgrade. I test drove the old V6 and it was neither quick nor smooth.
Escape now gets the 2.3l, right? Is it the PZEV 2.3l that used to go in the Focus?
#4914 of 4943 Re: 2009 Grand Vitara tidbits [ateixeira]
Jul 30, 2008 (3:01 pm)
'09 escape has 2.5 I-4 and 3.0 V-6, plus 6 speed autos, now.
#4915 of 4943 Re: 2009 Grand Vitara tidbits [explorerx4]
Jul 31, 2008 (6:57 am)
2.5l, cool, I stand corrected.
I just got back from Brazil, and there they sell a Ford EcoSport, a tiny little crossover based on the Fiesta. It looks like an Escape that was left in the dryer too long and shrunk!
Found a pic:
#4916 of 4943 Re: 2009 Grand Vitara tidbits [ateixeira]
Aug 01, 2008 (4:32 pm)
i can't tell the scale, but from the windshiled back, it sure looks like an escape!
#4917 of 4943 Re: 2009 Grand Vitara tidbits [explorerx4]
Aug 04, 2008 (7:06 am)
They're pretty tiny, think Suzuki SX4 sized, only taller.
Honey, I Shrunk the Escape!
#4918 of 4943 trade in 06 vue loaded w/ loan on it. ? for gmc truck.
Sep 25, 2008 (10:04 pm)
in need of a truck. gmc has good deals on their pricing. but still have loan on vue.?lossing $ for trade in.. 1st x new owner... what to do ? or just get a used cheap work truck ?
#4919 of 4943 Re: trade in 06 vue loaded w/ loan on it. ? for gmc truck. [mellou1]
Sep 26, 2008 (10:26 am)
What is the loan balance and the residual value? Ask in the Real-world trade-in values thread to find out what you could get for your Vue.
If you are upside down, I would wait, if possible.
Consider keeping the Vue and getting a beater truck, used. Values have plunged with the high gas prices.
#4920 of 4943 Re: trade in 06 vue loaded w/ loan on it. ? for gmc truck. [ateixeira]
Sep 26, 2008 (9:48 pm)
we have half the loan pd in 3 yrs. another 3 will be pd. still have xx warr. & maint.package on it. ? trade in possible half the price ? unsure.. thinking of getting 4 or 6 cy. gm still has aniv. sale still on. ? unsure cheap truck would cost more in repairs..
#4921 of 4943 Ford Escape/Tribute/Mariner
Sep 28, 2008 (4:04 pm)
to get a new 2.5 4cyl producing about 177HP. However, the new 2.5 will get BETTER MPG than the 2.3 with the option of a 6spd automatic. The 3.0 will get a power boost to 240HP and will come standard with the 6spd automatic. Plus, the new 6cyl will offer better MPG too! Ford is listening and delivering.
The wifes 04 Mazda Tribute ES V6 is approaching 56,000 trouble free miles. We are waiting for the 09/10 Tributes to hit showrooms and then we will test drive a 4cyl model with the 6spd automatic.
#4922 of 4943 Re: Ford Escape/Tribute/Mariner [scape2]
Oct 02, 2008 (11:17 am)
I read about that, too, and it's a huge improvement for the 4 cylinder powertrain.
I was sort of expecting that with the redesign, but I guess they redid the powertrain a year or so later. Better late than never.